About the Author

Rosanne McHenry lives in Auburn, California with her husband, Vernon. Their home is next to the American River Canyon in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Rosanne has worked as a National Park Ranger and a California State Park Ranger in many different locations over the years, including the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Mt. Rainier National Park, Auburn State Recreation Area, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, and Death Valley National Park, among others.

Her time spent on camping trips with her family as a child gave her a tremendous love for the outdoors as well as a deep understanding of how important it is to protect our natural resources.

Trip Tales talks about how her childhood experiences shaped her decision to become a park ranger, and her first assignments working for the U.S. National Park Service in California and Washington.

“Being a park ranger gave me a unique opportunity to talk to people about our natural world, and to instill a deep sense of stewardship in each person I met. This beautiful planet, our Earth, is our shared heritage, and we all play an important role in protecting it.”

Blog Posts

Red Jeep with black soft top in desert environment

Ranger Rose’s Road Tripping Tips

Want to get out onto the open road, but you’re not sure what to bring? Or what kind of camping gear you want? Are you planning to tent camp, rent a trailer, or maybe a small camping van? Or are you thinking of a pickup truck with a camper, or a full-sized motorhome? Camping rigs … Read more

Dates for the Tales from a Rogue Ranger tour - also in the text of the post

“Tales from a Rogue Ranger” Blog Tour

WOW! Blog Tour April 8 – May 12 April 8, 2024 – muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com April 9, 2024 – facebook.com/whatisthatbookabout April 10, 2024 – fancythatblog.com April 11, 2024 – jodiwebwriter.com/blog April 12, 2024 – saratribmle.wordpress.com April 15, 2024 – astorybookworld.com April 18, 2024 – fionaingramauthor.blogspot.com April 19, 2024 – pagesanpaws.com April 20, 2024 – theshaggyshepherd.wordpress.com April 22 … Read more

You’re Invited to a Book Launch Party!

For: Rosanne S. McHenry’s newest book: Tales From a Rogue Ranger Date: Sunday, April 14, 2024 Time: 2pm to 4:00pm Location: Canyon View Community Center, Foothills Room, 471 Maidu Drive, Auburn, CA 95603 Activities: Refreshments, Fun Activities, Prizes, “Author Talk” Book Signing

Wild burros walking in streets in Oatman, AZ

Road Trippin’ on Route 66 in Arizona

Ever since I was a little kid listening to Nat King Cole croon about how to “Get your kicks on Route 66” I longed to travel down that amazing highway, clicking off miles from California to Chicago, stopping in fascinating little towns, enjoying delectable meals in trendy little diners, and seeing the sights across America. … Read more

For the Birds

Our car is getting dive-bombed with bird droppings. So is our white picket fence. Our brick walkway is covered in pink and white splats. There are birds EVERYWHERE! Why? Because our neighborhood has so many bird feeders. All kinds of bird feeders. Seed feeders. Hummingbird feeders. Large and small feeders of every conceivable variety. Auburn … Read more

Auburn’s Vintage Neighborhoods: Time Portals into the Past

What is it about older neighborhoods that captivates people? Auburn is famous throughout the West for its Gold Rush history. Folks gravitate here to enjoy the hot spots and entertainment venues illustrated in tourism brochures. But, behind all the colorful shops and restaurants, the backstreets are truly beckon us to explore. The hillsides in town … Read more

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